December 10, 2010


We are so excited to be almost there! Hard to believe we're only a week away. Everyone keeps asking if we're nervous, and honestly we're not - well I'm not. I really don't have any sort of 'cold feet' whatsoever. I'm just excited! I feel so blessed to have found Jeremy, and that we're getting married in the Temple for time and all eternity in just a few short days! I honestly have no fears at all, because I know Jeremy is such an amazing man, and that I'm always going to be taken care of. I love him so much! He is with out doubt my best friend in the whole wide world!

Today we went Christmas shopping, for a few friends, family, and then for each other. We're so hilarious, we were like at Target and avoiding each other to be surprised haha. Its so weird meshing two family's traditions together and figuring out what Jeremy did growing up, and how his parents and siblings and their spouses do Santa stuff, and other presents for each other and its such a new experience! But totally worth it :) I feel like I'm starting to realize just how many of these adjustments we're going to be having to get used to. I'm sure it'll be hard at times, but I'm excited for this journey we're setting out on together.

Now my man is at work, and I miss him. But I'm making Christmas cookies and watching Elf, so I'm trying to make do for now. I just can't wait until we're married and he can come home to me after work each night :) Hope you're all making it through finals, enjoying getting your Christmas plans together, and just loving this time of the year!

December 2, 2010

Home Stretch

We are oh so happy to be on the last home stretch to being done with this semester and on with our lives as Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Wells :)Our Thanksgiving week was a very wonderful time. Jeremy and I drove down to Albuquerque, New Mexico to meet up with my family and Grandparents (my Grandpa is currently serving as the Mission President down in Albuquerque). It was a long drive but it was really fun to be on a road trip with just the two of us. (Jer has ritz crackers in his cheeks)

Thanksgiving Day was filled with family, friends, and of course food (3 of my favorite things)! I'd never spend a Thanksgiving with people other than family, and it was quite fun. I really enjoyed it. The senior missionaries from the mission office ate with us, as well as the assistants. In my family our Thanksgiving Day usually (always) goes like this: We have an appetizer, a little program, and then we feast. The appetizer consists of hot beef dip (so good!), crackers, veggies, juice, and of course pumpkin-chocolate chip bread (a family favorite). Then for our program, everyone shares what they are thankful for, as well as a musical number, poem, story, etc. to invite the Thanksgiving spirit. Then we feast with all the typical/wonderful Thanksgiving foods. I love the way our family does Thanksgiving, but at the same time I'm getting excited to share Holidays and traditions with my new family too. Isn't it wonderful that there are so many different ways to do things, but they're all great? I love that. For example, we taught my
parents and grandparents a Wells Family game "May I" and my family (my grandparents especially) love it! It was a lot of fun.

Friday morning we went to the Albuquerque Hot-air Balloon museum. Did you know Albuquerque is like the Balloon capital of the world? Pretty impressive.

On Friday afternoon, I got to go through the Temple for the first time to receive my Endowment. That was one of our main reasons for going down to Albuquerque so that my grandparents could share in the special occasion (seeing as they won't be able to attend our sealing). However, my Grandma told me that she had gotten permission to come! Obviously my Grandpa won't be able to, but hey I'll take one of them. I'm very excited.

Saturday we went to the zoo. I love zoos! We saw a bunch of cool animals. I'd show you pictures... but they look the same as all the other animals haha.

Sunday we unfortunately had to return home. Its hard saying goodbye to family after spending almost a week with them. However, we went to 4 Corners on the way home - that was pretty cool, and by cool I mean it was sooooooo cold! And sooooo in the middle of no where! But we took a picture - which was pretty much all we wanted to do. Say we'd been in 4 states at once! Mission accomplished.

We hit some pretty bad weather on the way home, so we decided to stay with Jeremy's grandparents on the way home (They live on the opposite side of Provo from Price/Spanish Fork Canyons). They are so sweet. They fed us, put us up for the night. I am not opposed at all to adopting more grandparents! Not that I don't love my own grandparents, but who doesn't like those happy love-able people!?

Finally we got home on Monday morning, just in time for our last classes - hey you can't do it all, right? We're just grateful to be home and safe. Only 16 more days til our wedding - which also means only 10 days (something like that) til finals :/ So it'll be a busy couple of weeks (packing, studying, etc.). Oh the life of poor college students! Gotta love it!